Eastman Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly® Employers List
KINGSPORT, Tenn., November 14, 2016/ /3BL Media/ - Eastman announced today that it has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® Employer designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse.
Companies and organizations earning the Military Friendly® Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 200 companies participated in the Military Friendly® Employers portion of the 2017 Military Friendly® Companies survey. Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization’s survey score with an assessment of the organization’s ability to meet thresholds for Applicant, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion & Advancement of veterans and military employees.
“Eastman not only salutes those who served our country with honor, we hire them,” says Perry Stuckey, senior vice president and chief Human Resources officer. “Success -- whether in a complex manufacturing environment or working in one of our global sites or diverse markets -- takes discipline, leadership, integrity, and a steadfast commitment to safety. And who better represents those traits than the men and women who have served in the military? We are growing a powerfully diverse workforce with increasingly diverse talents, perspectives, and experiences that bring the best ideas to the table,” says Stuckey.
Eastman recognizes that many veterans continue their service through National Guard and Reserves programs. While reservists are on active duty, the company makes up 100% of the difference in base military pay and regular Eastman pay, plus provides continued health, dental and insurance coverage to Eastman employees while they are on active military duty. Other Eastman Foundation and Corporate Responsibility initiatives include:
- Eastman Supplies for Soldiers program
- Annual CEO-hosted Veterans Day breakfast
- “Touch of Home” cards and gift delivery to service members
- Participation in the Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program
- Participation in the 100,000 Jobs Mission
“Companies that have earned the 2017 Military Friendly® Employer designation have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful jobs for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media. “Our Military Friendly® Employers have moved beyond answering ‘why hire military?’ They are truly aligning their jobs and recruiting efforts with Military Friendly® Schools to translate military competencies into civilian careers.”
Eastman will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Friendly® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine, the January 2017 issue of Military Spouse Magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com. First published in 2003, Military Friendly® Employers is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Employers is provided to service members and their families, helping them discover the best post-military career opportunities available. For more on the assessment process, visit “New for 2017” on militaryfriendly.com.
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2015 revenues of approximately $9.6 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com > Company > Military & Veteran Support.
About Military Friendly® Employers
The Military Friendly® Employers list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for thousands of federal contractors nationwide, input of military employees, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Employers survey from participating companies. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by EY.The survey is administered for free and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months. Criteria for consideration can be found at: https://militaryfriendly.com.
About Victory Media
Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs ®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur®, STEM Jobs SM and Military Friendly ® brands. Learn more about Victory Media at http://victorymedia.com.